Found November 06, 2012 on My Sports Rumors:
After finishing in last place there are many questions about what direction the Boston Red Sox are going. Are they rebuilding? Are they retooling? No one knows and after what I read today I really have no clue what they’re thinking. Rob Bradford of WEEI says that the team is showing interest in aging old outfielder Torii Hunter. The 37 year-old (who turns 38 in July) has expressed interest in playing in Boston in the past, in large part because of the presence of his longtime friend, Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz. “I’m open to anybody, especially if David is there,” Hunter told WEEI.com in late August. “David is one of my guys. We were roommates in Minnesota and he’s one of my brothers. He’s one of my best friends in baseball. That makes it more impressive.” Monday night, after a press conference announcing his new two-year, $26 million deal with the Red Sox, Ortiz said he had already been in touch with Hunter regarding the possibility of coming to the Red Sox. “I talked...
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
RELATED ARTICLES

Your Morning Dump...where we may have seen the last of Cody Ross

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. “When I first talked to Cody about coming here, the goal obviously was to do well as a team, but part of the goal was to put him in a better position,” Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said yesterday...

Red Sox Resign David Ortiz

By SBRForum.com Things are starting to heat up in the American League East, as designated hitter David Ortiz has been resigned by Boston, a move that may make the Red Sox one of the legitimate MLB picks for the 2013 season.   Ortiz is a big asset to the team for a number of reasons,  one of which being his great hitting ability and the other being his longevity as a threat on...

Red Sox sign Ortiz to $26 million deal

The Boston Red Sox announced the re-signing of designated hitter David Ortiz on Monday. ESPN Boston reported that the deal is for two years at $26 million. Ortiz will get $14 million next year and $11 million in 2014 with a $1 million signing bonus. Incentives could up the value of the contract to $30 million. Ortiz made $14.575 million this past season. The team will have a...

Should the Detroit Tigers Pursue Torii Hunter?

The name Torii Hunter can evoke a lot of different emotions from Detroit Tigers fans. Love, anger, envy, but most would agree that over his 16 year big league seasons, Hunter has had a great career and is a great talent. Hunter is officially a free agent for the second time in his career after spending five years on the west coast playing for the Los Angeles Angels. In his five...

Red Sox Hope to Select Fifth Pitching Coach Since 2010 by End of Week

BOSTON –– All eyes are on the pitching coach vacancy. As of now, the Red Sox have Rick Peterson, Randy St. Claire, Juan Nieves and Steve Foster in contention for the position. But Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington believes they will have the list whittled down to one candidate very soon."We're getting closer," Cherington said of the job. ...

David Ortiz blasts Valentine, continues Red Sox tradition

In the run up to, as well as the aftermath of the firing of former manager Terry Francona, the Boston Red Sox, with the willing cooperation of the Boston media, engaged in a PR campaign that painted Francona in a … Continue reading →

Don't Think the Red Sox Forgot About David Ortiz's Achilles Injury

With the tense contract negotiations behind them, it would be easy to forget that David Ortiz missed a large chunk of the season with an achilles injury.  Ortiz says he has recovered from the injury, but if you think the Boston Red Sox forgot about it, you're dead wrong.  Ortiz's new contract has an incentive-based clause surrounding his health. According to Rob Bradford...

Red Sox hire Nieves as pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox have hired Juan Nieves to join John Farrell's staff as pitching coach. Nieves, 47, spent 14 seasons in the Chicago White Sox organization, the last five as bullpen coach. Over three seasons in the major leagues, Nieves had a 32-25 record and a 4.71 ERA with the Milwaukee Brewers. He was the first pitcher in Brewers history and first native of Puerto Rico...

Ben Cherington Heads to General Mangers Meetings With Focus on ‘Information Gathering’ to Fuel Offseason Moves

BOSTON – Ben Cherington has cleared the first two items on his offseason agenda. After hiring manager John Farrell last week and formally re-signing David Ortiz to a multi-year deal Monday, the Red Sox general manager departed Tuesday morning to Palm Springs, Calif., to attend Major League Baseball’s general manager meetings. While the winter meetings typically provide baseball’s...

Your Morning Dump...where an Ellsbury trade is in play

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here... highlighting the big storyline. Because there's nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. The last time Ben Cherington worked the general managers meetings in Frank Sinatra’s old stomping grounds was seven years ago, when he was job-sharing with co-GM Jed Hoyer. The duo laid the groundwork then...

Transaction Analysis: C-Notes By the Layers for Big Papi by R.J. Anderson

The Red Sox re-sign Ortiz, the Brewers snatch up a buzzed-about reliever, Iwakuma gets a raise and the Indians trade for Aviles.

Report: Red Sox to go with Nieves as pitching coach

The Boston Red Sox apparently are close to naming Juan Nieves their pitching coach. Nieves, a former major-league pitcher who threw a no-hitter with the Milwaukee Brewers, has worked as the Chicago White Sox's bullpen coach for the past five seasons and also in their minor-league system for nine years as a pitching coach. ESPN.com reported that new Red Sox manager John Farrell...

The Bakke Report: Hot Stove – It’s The Best Time Of Year For Fans Of The Boston Red Sox

HAVERHILL, Ma. – With the last thirteen months being the worst season and two months that I can remember since I pledged my allegiance to Red Sox Nation way back in 1986, I have been waiting for this time of the year with  eager anticipation. It is the time of year that all good little [...]

Morosi: Red Sox and Indians could make Trade this Offseason

On Tuesday afternoon, FOXSports.com baseball writer Jon Morosi wrote in his GM Meetings preview that the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland Indians could strike a deal sometime this offseason since the two teams know each other’s system very well. Later this week, we could know more on whether a trade may happen once the GM [...]

Ortiz press conference, Patriots back to work

The Red Sox held a formal press conference Monday to announce the two-year $26 million contract David Ortiz signed with the team this weekend. According to WEEI.com, the contract includes incentives for the amount of time he spends on the disabled list due to the Achilles injury he suffered this past season. He could make up to $15 million this season. This was the first major move...
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.